Today, popular apparel companies bring in billions of dollars each year in revenue from retail sales. It may be shocking to hear some of the most popular brands, and even some not so popular, have very unethical practices going on in their factories overseas. These underhanded practices are just coming to the surface with the help of whistle-blowers and government investigation.… [Read more]
The United States has a significantly unequal distribution of weallth when held in comparison with other developed countries across the globe. So much so that recent figures state reveal that in the US 75.4% of all wealth is owned by the richest 10% of the population. This means that the US has the most extreme wealth concentration of any of the top 20 developed nations in the world.… [Read more]
I wondered about political feelings and attitudes during my recent break. On the right, we have the radical way of thinking being pushed (and mostly financed) by corporations and many wealthy people whose goals are not what their followers believe. Corporations and other moneyed interests will tell you “No”, they believe the government must be small and stay away from businesses.… [Read more]
Big corporate types are always saying how important small businesses are to economic growth. They say this, but do they ever really mean it? Perhaps, as long as the little guy isn’t smarter, craftier or more creative. As long as the little guy isn’t slicing out a piece of the pie. Allow me to introduce Darren Meenan, unfortunately not Meehan.… [Read more]
Have you noticed that those who are seriously getting PAID are seriously not paying a damn thing? Seriously!!
We thought we’d post this in light of the news about banks’ record profits, higher fees and unwillingness to pay taxes — all while they lay off thousands of employees.… [Read more]
…At least that’s what the Supreme Court says (see Citizens United decision). Then, if that’s the case, why don’t they do what everyone else has to do: pay their flippin’ taxes.
April 15th came and went. Tax time! We didn’t have a government shut-down but, even if we did, congress would have managed to get paid…it would be nice if those mofos actually did something constructive to warrant those paychecks and lifetime benefits. … [Read more]